Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Equipment Discussions


Reply

long range shooting mat / rifle case any interest??

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #15  
Old 07-18-2006, 10:43 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 876
Re: long range shooting mat / rifle case any interest??

Roy,
You were right! I don't think 1/2" would be too heavy for a standard and yes,I will be looking for high density and light weight,something that doesn't get hard and brittle in cold weather.

What do you or others think about elastic cartridge loops to accomodate a large range of calibers with one end sewed shut(nothin' I hate more than cartridges pushing through to where you can't grab them)
__________________
without God their is no hope for this country
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-18-2006, 10:53 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 876
Re: long range shooting mat / rifle case any interest??

Dave,
The two strap idea is awesome,I almost did that for mine but I was going to use it in a match and was kinda' in a hurry so I settled for one.

depending on the padding, it can be a real pain getting it pushed in, it workes a lot better to pull it through before the ends are sewed shut. I would prefer to just settle on one pad thickness but maybe I could offer it in two different thicknesses.( mine has 1/4" neoprene in the whole mat plus another 1/4" high density stuff under the leather patches)

Yes, I agree a carry handle on the top edge would be a must.
Thanks for the input.
308nate
__________________
without God their is no hope for this country
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-18-2006, 11:10 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 876
Re: long range shooting mat / rifle case any interest??

buffalobob,
I'll have to think about that idea a bit at this point it may end up being problamatic as far as the velcro getting full of "stuff" after awhile and not staying shut and you only get so many hundreds of pulls out of velcro before it needs replacing.( I personally don't like things coming apart on me out in the field or padding bunching etc.. as the neoprene in mine is stitched to keep it from bunching.) If we could settle on one or two different padding thicknesses I would make it a lot less complicated.I am not closing my mind to the velco idea yet as I imagine there would be ways of doing it to protect the velcro from the grass and debris.

Mine will hold up to 54" so I don't think 2 more inches would be a problem.

308nate
__________________
without God their is no hope for this country
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-18-2006, 11:27 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 876
Re: long range shooting mat / rifle case any interest??

I really appreciate all your comments and recomendations.
Here is what I'm thinking as of now..

OD green canvas

1/2" padding

the grey/tan colored non slip rubber elbow pads
The hidden pocket(works good for ear plugs, matches,range finders pistol etc..)

padded Ammo flap

Ammo loops possibly elastic loops with ends sewed shut to keep cases from pushing through or do yuo feel the canvas loops would be preffered. I personally prefer the canvas loops but I would probably only offer them in the .308 WIN.range of cartridge..give me some input in this area.

2 removable straps for backpacking

soft carring handle on the top side( placed like traditional gun case)

overall length before fold out flap 56" please give more input on this also. Are there any of you with shorter rifles that are not going to want this length?

I'm going to go for putting 12 of these together and yes, I will be helping my wife. We will try to get them done within the next 2 months. And I will keep you up to date on the progress.
308nate

308nate
__________________
without God their is no hope for this country
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-19-2006, 07:53 AM
SPONSOR
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: El Reno, OK
Posts: 1,930
Re: long range shooting mat / rifle case any interest??

Put me down for one of the first ones. Looks like it may be just what I was looking for.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-19-2006, 02:49 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 16
Re: long range shooting mat / rifle case any interest??

Looks similar to an Eagle Industries HSRC: http://www.eagleindustries.com/MainProd.asp?scv=0
(if this link does not work, search HSRC on Eagle's page)

You can get the HSRC for about $230 usd. So It may not be worth your wife's time considering the hours of sewing it may require. The HSRC is made extemely heavy-duty with many inovative features. I would take a look at it and maybe borrow a few ideas, ie. Maybe a heavy zipper enclosure sealing the case shut preventiong dirt from getting in, and stopping any loose objects like brass, LRF's etc... from falling out. The elbow pads on the HSRC are made of some type of black rubbery stuff that is not slippery even when wet.
It is however, a nice case you have...good idea.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 11-02-2006, 10:35 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 876
Re: long range shooting mat / rifle case any interest??

Bill Bailey and others that were interested in my shooting mat/case.
I thought I would update you with the progress. I have done a lot of research in materials and the foam and have since found and purchased everything but the elbow pads. I have not found just the right material make-up for this part of the mat and want to have everything just right before I let the first one go.
It looks like I am going to have to push this project into early spring and I'm sorry for the delay.but will post pixs and detailed make-up when I have some ready to go.

P.S Last Thursday I became a daddy again to a beautiful little girl. 8 lbs. 1 oz. born on her due date and in perfect health! What a blessing!
We named her Unity-Ann Faith.
__________________
without God their is no hope for this country
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: long range shooting mat / rifle case any interest??
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any Interest in a Long Range Shooting Camp? Broz Long Range Hunting & Shooting 59 01-18-2013 01:06 PM
4R Rifle Club Long Range Shooting Event bailey1474 General Discussion 18 04-10-2011 02:03 AM
Your long range hunting or target shooting rifle? matt_3479 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 4 04-11-2010 09:00 PM
Let's Design the Ultimate Soft Gun Case for a Long Range Rifle Ian M General Discussion 8 11-23-2008 07:58 PM

Current Poll
Do you plan to buy a new custom rifle in the next 12 months?
YES - Of course - 72.69%
1,677 Vote
NO - wife/girlfriend won't let me. - 27.31%
630 Votes
Total Votes: 2,307
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC